Private Residence, Deephaven, MN
Project Description
Detail of balcony/deck and bay arbor. The south facing deck is used to strengthen the horizontal line of the tall wall. It also provides a strong shadow which helps to reduce the visual impact of the garage doors.
A contemporary bungalow style exterior that uses mixed materials and textures to blend into a heavily wooded site. The large cantilevered deck and two story bay with copper flashed arbor and small picture framed window were designed to be the primary visual elements of the garage wall.
The design incorporates elements of prairie and craftsman architecture in a modern, open plan. The porcelain tiled floors are heated. Cabinetry and millwork mix stained sapele and black walnut with dyed wood veneers and ribbed glass. The island combines lacquered steel, sapele and granite.
The dining room is an open extension of the living room and kitchen providing unlimited views of the surrounding woods. Built-in buffets with black walnut tops provide a visual base for the large windows with custom asymmetrical muntins. Stucco surfaced pilasters support soffits contributing a horizontal counterpoint to this vertical space.
The gallery provides the transition between the private side of the house, bedrooms and study, and the open entertainment areas. The dining room is seen at center background with the wood ceiling battens drawing your eye to the clerestory windows above the soffit.
View from the study showing portions of the built-in bookcase and desk. Study views through entry towards open greatroom.
The powder room mixes two types of granite slabs to frame an undermounted stainless steel lavatory. The broken edge of the backlit, ribbed glass mirrors the broken edge of the granite and repeats the use of ribbed glass throughout the house.